William Morris, La Belle Iseult, 1858
“I have seen Rossetti twice since I saw the last of you…. Spent almost the whole day with him last time, last Monday that was. Hunt came in while we were there .. Rossetti says I ought to paint, he says I shall be able… I am going to try, not giving up architecture, but trying if it is possible to get six hours a day for drawing besides office work…” [Morrris to Price July 56]
Red Lion Square memorial see http://bit.ly/15MTHqH
Summer 1857: the jovial campaign.
To view the murals check details here http://www.oxford-union.org/library/murals
Parry L ed. (1996) William Morris, Phillip Wilson Publishers and V and A, London
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